BACK PAIN sufferers find fast, effective, lasting relief without surgery or drugs
If you live in Jacksonville and are suffering with nagging chronic or acute pain or stiffness in the neck, upper, or lower back, you've come to the right place.
It may surprise you to learn that back pain affects some 80% of Americans at some time in their lives. So you're not alone. The causes range from genetic issues to injury, to disease and stress, but all back pain sufferers share one thing in common, they want relief and they want it NOW!
For many, that relief is only a phone call away. Robinson Chiropractic focuses on the treatment of back pain regardless of its cause.
MOST back pain symptoms can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
DR. JAMES C. ROBINSON
Dr. James C. Robinson served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Chiropractic Association as well as the Northeast Florida Chiropractic Society. He has post-graduate training in soft tissue injuries, Impairment Rating and the law using the American Medical Association Guides, scoliosis screening and treatment procedures.
Experience Counts :
Over 20 years experience as Doctor of Chiropractic
Post Graduate Advanced Training in Clinical Management of Whiplash & Spinal Trauma
Contributing Author & Lecturer for doctors & diagnosis/treatment of accident injuries
Served on the Board of Directors of Florida Chiropractic Assoc. & Northeast Florida Chiropractic Society for approx. 10 years
Florida Chiropractic Association
Northeast Florida Chiropractic Society
As Treating Physician
Objective case evaluation
Advice and testimony on behalf of my patient's injuries
Clinical documentation expertise
Ordering medically necessary advanced diagnostic testing
Multi-disciplinary patient management, integrated pain management, neurological, orthopedic, and surgical
DR. CAROLYN CLELAND-REID
Dr. Carolyn Cleland-Reid is a member of the Christian Chiropractic Association and the Northeast Florida Chiropractic Society. She is a very talented doctor of chiropractic who rounds out our team.
Because the muscles, ligaments, bones, discs and nerves that comprise your spinal column are so interconnected, it's often difficult to determine without a comprehensive exam and X-rays, exactly what the cause of your pain may be.
Also, an injury or stress in one area, can lead to additional problems in a kind of "domino effect." For instance, a simple muscle strain may cause you to compensate by carrying your weight differently which can lead to an overall imbalance in the spine or strain on different muscles creating additional problems.
Here are a few of the most common causes of back pain:
Injury or overuse: If you've been injured in an auto, work, or recreational accident, get help at once . Since injury can affect muscles, ligaments, bones or discs around the spine, it's important that you get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan (if required) before the dominos begin to fall.
Repetitive motion and overuse of muscles and joints due to excessive bending, lifting, or other unusual exercise can also cause damage, injury or pain. These symptoms may disappear in time, but if structural damage has occurred, they or other seemingly unrelated symptoms could flare up later. A spinal exam or assessment is recommended
Nerve Pressure or Damage: Pressure on nerve roots in the spinal canal can be caused in a variety of ways; from injury or overuse as mentioned above or from disease or degeneration as follows:
Emotional and Physical Stress: Stress in life can cause muscle tension and set off a vicious cycle of pain. As muscles contract, fatigue can cause muscle aches or pain. Pain and discomfort can lead to sleeplessness with its associated problems such as irritability, depression, and reduced immune function. And so the problems perpetuate.
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Common treatments of upper and lower back pain include everything from bed rest to surgery. REMEMBER: Pain is NOT the natural state of the body, nor is it a "normal" side effect of aging. Pain is the body's way of telling you something is wrong! The best solution is to identify the cause of your pain and correct it-not simply mask the symptoms.
Any of the following treatments can be effective, but most have associated risks of which you should be aware. For this reason it is best to consult with a trusted healthcare practitioner, especially if pain is severe or prolonged.
However sensible getting off your back may seem, studies show that bed rest is NOT superior to remaining (conservatively) active to treat a low back injury. In fact, prolonged bed rest can actually lead to increased stiffness and pain and a reduced ability to function. Periodic short rests can be helpful and your healthcare provider may advise a reduction of normal activity.
Immediately after an injury, ice your back for about 15 minutes at least 3 to 4 times a day to reduce or prevent inflammation and swelling. After 2 to 3 days, if symptoms persist, use a heating pad for 15 to 20 minutes every 2 or 3 hours. Then, if pain continues, see a healthcare professional.
Non-prescription pain relievers such as acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS (i.e. ibuprofen) may be helpful for temporary relief, but are NOT advisable for chronic pain or long term use. Tylenol has recently been linked to liver disease and ibuprofen to bleeding ulcers. Doctors often prescribe stronger drugs for pain, but of course, these have other risky side effects including mental or physical impairment, behavioral effects, and addiction. Extreme caution should be used when undergoing any chemical therapy for pain.
Most back pain problems can be treated effectively without costly and risky surgeries. In fact, one recent study shows that up to 40% of back surgery patients report a DIS-satisfactory result within 4 years of treatment. For this reason, other more natural, less invasive treatments should be explored or exhausted before choosing surgical intervention.
Chiropractic is a natural form of treatment that operates on the premise that the body is designed to heal itself. Chiropractors actually have more training than a traditional general or family care physician. Chiropractors use gentle spinal adjustments to correct spinal misalignment and relieve pressure on sensitive nerves. They often combine this form of treatment with other non-invasive modalities such as muscle stimulation, ultrasound, massage, and physical therapy to relieve symptoms and rebuild core strength and maintain permanent correction. The chiropractor's goal is always to correct the problem, not simply hide the symptoms.
* "I came to see Dr. Robinson following an auto accident. I was suffering from terrible pain in my neck. I came in on Saturday in terrible pain, and I couldn’t even move my neck. By Tuesday I was feeling much better and by Friday I felt 100% back to normal. Thank you Dr. Robinson."
* "When I first came to Robinson Chiropractic, I had been living with headaches for close to 2 years. I got them 4-5 times a week and sometimes they were so severe that I could do nothing but crawl into bed. I was moody, irritable, and sad much of the time and I didn't know what was wrong with me. After I started seeing Robinson Chiropracticr, the headaches began to disappear-and literally within weeks, they were completely gone. I feel like my old, healthy self again!"
* "Before regular chiropractic care under Robinson Chiropractic, I experienced headaches of some degree every day. But I'm happy to report that Robinson Chiropractic is unique treatment program really works! He doesn't just provide temporary relief, he actually locates the underlying cause of your problem, and corrects it, permanently! I no longer take pain medication and am totally headache free!"
Address: 2396 North Edgewood Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32254
Local & Toll free: (888) 851-7878
New patients can often be seen on the same day.
We are proud to have served all of the Northside and Westside of Jacksonville for over twenty years, and we're easy to find. Our office is conveniently located on Edgewood Avenue, 1 mile north of the Commonwealth SaveRite shopping center.